Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery International assess some of the articles in the draft of the European Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings in relation to existing international standards and commitments.
The Migration-Trafficking Nexus: Combating Trafficking Through the Protection of Migrants’ Human Rights
Publication seeks to look at the issue of trafficking within a broader migration framework and to propose policies which would be effective in reducing trafficking and in preventing the human and labour rights violations to which migrant workers are so often subjected today.
Information of activities and services offered by organisations around the world that are working towards the elimination of human trafficking. It aims to facilitate co-operation and the establishment of networks and partnerships, aid effective referral for trafficked people (psychological counselling, long-term shelter provision and skills training), assist personnel who have identified a victim of trafficking to make contact with relevant service providers and provide an overview of the trafficking situation in each country. Also provides background on legislation and the types of services provided by organisations and institutions in this area.
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NGOs from five Western European countries — Germany (KOK) , Greece (STOP NOW), Italy (On the Road), The Netherlands (STV) and United Kingdom (Eaves Housing for Women and Anti-Slavery International) — presented this joint statement on protection measures for trafficked people at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw in October 2003.
Sub-Regional Project on Eradicating Child Domestic Work and Child Trafficking in West and Central Africa
Includes a Code of Conduct for improving the treatment of child domestic workers and child victims of trafficking, as well as recommendations for action. Anti-Slavery International set up a network of child rights organisations in six West and Central African countries: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Niger and Togo, in order to strengthen their ability to work together for the eradication of abusive forms of work and the worst forms of child labour.
Looks at measures to protect trafficked people in Belgium, Colombia, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Thailand, Ukraine, the UK and US. It includes case studies, documents good and bad treatment by authorities and concludes with recommendations.
Looks at slavery and child labour particularly within the cocoa and carpet industries. It sets out possible solutions, focusing on fair trade and ethical trade and action you can take.
Focuses on the ‘wahaya’ practice in Niger, whereby girls and women of ‘slave caste’ are bought and sold as unofficial wives. They are referred to as ‘fifth wives’, as they are additional to the four wives permitted to Niger, but they are not officially married to their master and therefore have none of the legal rights and protection to which legal wives would have recourse. ‘Wahaya’ are essentially slaves used for domestic labour and sexual gratification. The report presents testimonies from individual wahaya to expose the shocking realities of the practice and calls for efforts to end these forced unions.
Highlights what action needs to be taken by governments and other international agencies to ensure that every human being – without exception – should be able to live a life free from slavery.
Gives an overview of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and considers the factors that led isolated voices of protest to develop into a popular movement in less than 20 years, helping to bring about the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. It also traces how after the end of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, new forms of slavery began to manifest themselves and how they were challenged through popular campaigns and the development of international standards to prohibit them. It also considers what action needs to be taken to free the millions of people in slavery today.
Study on slavery in Niger.
Research by the Darfur Consortium has found that Government supported militia, like the Janjaweed and the Popular Defence Forces, together with the Sudanese Armed Forces, have systematically abducted civilians for the purposes of sexual slavery and forced labour as part of the Darfur conflict. The report investigates the pattern of abductions, the issues behind them, including ethnicity and lack of protection, and concludes with some recommendations to address the abductions.
Programme Consultation Meeting on the Protection of Domestic Workers Against the Threat of Forced Labour and Trafficking
Prepared for Anti-Slavery International by Lin Chew, in co-operation with the International Labour Organization’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour.
Using a new and improved statistical methodology, the ILO estimates that 20.9 million people are victims of forced labour globally, trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.
On Human Trafficking – A Report from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration
The Catholic Church has condemned human trafficking and has developed social service programs to serve and protect its survivors.
Examines the effectiveness of trafficking investigations and prosecutions through the UK Criminal Justice System (CJS)3 in terms of law, policy and practice. In particular, the report focuses on: Obstacles that impede an effective criminal justice response to trafficking; The UK’s ability to ensure its obligations to protect trafficked persons participating in criminal proceedings; Adherence to the requirement not to criminalise trafficked persons; and presenting examples of good practice from within the UK and abroad wherever possible.
Presents an introduction to the ILO Indicators of Forced Labour. These indicators are intended to help “front-line” criminal law enforcement officials, labour inspectors, trade union officers, NGO workers and others to identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance. The indicators represent the most common signs or “clues” that point to the possible existence of a forced labour case.
Five case countries (Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy and the United Kingdom) have been assessed for the purposes of this project, and it is also useful to enquire as to whether any of these countries offer specific examples of effective measures for the integration of victims. As the research for this project has benefitted from some interviews with victims of trafficking, we can also qualitatively address those measures which victims themselves consider satisfactory.
Implementing the Roadmap for Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016: Training guide for policy makers
Provides the core building blocks of a comprehensive training programme that facilitates dialogue, understanding and increased capacity to end child labour, with an emphasis on its worst forms. It is designed to help national governments, the social partners and other stakeholders to work together to develop or improve their own national roadmap and adopt and sustain new and effective policy measures, as a matter of urgency. NOTE: clicking the link downloads the PDF file to your device.
Seeks to outline patterns of corruption in trafficking in persons; provide a description of relevant international legal instruments, and outline some practical guidance on what can be done to address the issue of corruption in human trafficking. In an attempt to keep its scope within reasonable limits, the paper focuses mostly on corruption of public officials, and in particular, of law enforcement and criminal justice actors.
Analyzes the valuable information provided in the TIP Report. The Report is not only a diplomatic tool designed to engage governments in the battle against trafficking; it also serves an educational function, which has been the inspiration for this research.
Provides a rare occasion for researchers, practitioners and donors to discuss the challenges, successes and failures of current anti-trafficking research, with the purpose of identifying how research on human trafficking can be improved and advanced.